If there’s no cake, is it really a birthday party? Of course not. While, of course, everyone has their preferences, and we’ll allow that some people may just not like birthday cake (maybe for them you could choose one of these chocolate pie recipes), but for the most part, a frosted confection is a proper thing to do.
But that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring! Put your usual cake recipe aside and let these new, easy birthday cake ideas lead the way. From CHT CAKES to elaborately decorated and towering confections, there are dozens of delightful directions to take when designing your most celebratory decadent dessert. Even better: You don’t have to be an advanced baker to pull off these best birthday cake ideas. From a malted milk ball-inspired spring cake to ice cream cakes and bombes, to Froot-Loop cakes and even a last-minute no-bake cheesecake covered with fresh fruit, you’re sure to find a confection to delight.